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Learn, explore, discover and travel as much as possible!
I sparkle with excitement and energy at the thought of all there is to see, do, experience and taste in the world. I love languages, travelling, literature, history, cinema, tasting different foods and "creative partying" - partying which is full of exciting discussions, fun non-pretentious dancing and welcoming to all present. I love meeting new people and debating issues like politics and making the world a better place.
Trying lots of different things - the next person you meet/food you try/country you visit/language you learn/subject you study will open my mind further!
I care deeply about equal rights and treatment for everyone - whatever their origins, sexual orientation or beliefs.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
To my embarassment, I've been hosted by lovely people all around the world, but I haven't yet got round to hosting properly - only a few times...
I've met so many amaising people while courchsurfing, one person lent me her bike for 6 months after knowing me for one hour, another let me stay 2 days alone in his flat after knowing me for 5 minutes. Some people picked me up from random places in the middle of the night. Couchsurfing gives me faith in the human race, and I use it not just to travel but even more to meet like-minded people in my neighborhood. I see it as a "filter" picking out the kindest, most open and interesting people - simply fantastic! Wherever I might end up on the planet, I am not alone :)
Too many to list!!!
visited 25 states (11.1%)Create your own visited map of The World or another interesting project
Music, Movies, and Books
I love non-blockbuster films that allow one to travel from one's armchair into different places, cultures and the human mind. Films in the original language are a special treat :)
Just a few directors: Wim Wenders, Dardennes, Paradjanov, Tarkovsky, Kusturica, Abuladze, Egoyan, Bergman, Haneke, Chabrol... and so many more!
I try to read as many books as possible on a wide range of themes, both fiction and non-fiction. I read a lot :)
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Sleeping outside high up in the Pyrenees and seeing the sky like never before.
My stay in China - totally changed my view of the world!
I regularly "dream-walk" - act out my dreams while sleeping, thinking I am in the dream but doing the action for real. I once climbed out of a first floor window as I dreamt that I was doing it. Never heard of anyone else doing that!
Teach, Learn, Share
- Languages: French and English native speaker.
- Biochemistry (genetics, metabolism, lab techniques) to university degree level. I could share notes, reading lists, and learning materials.
- applying to Oxford and Cambridge university: advice on how to apply and prepare for selection process.
- applying for law firm training contracts (for law training in the UK).
- want to learn Italian and Polish.
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Malaysia, Nepal, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, United States, Vatican City State
Countries I’ve Lived In
France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom